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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  As  \As\,  n.;  pl  {Asses}.  [L.  as  See  {Ace}.] 
  1.  A  Roman  weight,  answering  to  the  libra  or  pound,  equal  to 
  nearly  eleven  ounces  Troy  weight.  It  was  divided  into 
  twelve  ounces. 
 
  2.  A  Roman  copper  coin,  originally  of  a  pound  weight  (12 
  oz.);  but  reduced,  after  the  first  Punic  war,  to  two 
  ounces;  in  the  second  Punic  war,  to  one  ounce;  and 
  afterwards  to  half  an  ounce. 




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